On borders’ uselessness

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” It is understandable that borders are creeping into fashion again, lubricated by the passions of various new nationalisms that aren’t at all new. (…) It is understandable because there is an overwhelming sense of fear in many – and a border appears to be a kind of solution. But it may be useful to recall that, until 1990, for half of Europe’s people, borders were a trauma. The iron curtain was more than a figure of speech. It cut into flesh, into families, into the lives of the unborn ”

Kapka Kassabova, ‘New borders will fail just as old ones did’, The Guardian

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